I know I’ve read (somewhere?) about selling lovey/security blankets. I picked up a few in the last month or two. Two were generic (non-character), one was Mickey Mouse. I’m guessing all sold in less than a month. They aren’t huge dollar item sales, but they are pretty easy (and cheap) to find at yard sales, and not difficult to list or ship. I’ve been very surprised at how quickly they sell.
The other item I sold over the weekend that I thought I would mention was a pair of FitFlops. I know nothing about expensive-ish shoes in general, but I love FitFlops. (I consider flip flops that retail for $50+ to be in the expensive-ish category.) I bought my first pair around four years ago, and wore them (literally) almost every day until they finally died last month. I was really (REALLY) sad. Because they are fairly expensive I decided I would start keeping an eye out for FitFlops at yard sales and Value Village. (Even though there’s a real ick factor when thinking about used flip flops.) Imagine my surprise when I actually found a pair on my next VV trip! Happily, they were in great condition. Sadly, they were size 6, and try as I might, I could not get my feet to fit in them. So I left them there. And immediately regretted it. To my surprise, they were still there on my next visit, so I bought them. Even at a size 6 they immediately had watchers, generated international interest, and sold for $30 in less than a week. There have been several different “generations” of FitFlops made. This is what the older ones look like: